Archive lifts lid on Victorian ragged schools

  • Laura Mair

Press/Media: Press Release

Period19 Sept 2018

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  • TitleArchive lifts lid on Victorian ragged schools
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAn archive of letters, seen for the first time, lifts the lid on schools which provided education to the poorest children in Victorian times.

    Historians have explored more than 200 letters former scholars sent to a teacher of a ragged school – a charitable organisation which offered free education to destitute children in 19th-century Britain.
    PersonsLaura Mair


  • literacy
  • education
  • poverty
  • ragged schools
  • children
  • emigration